Orthodontic Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Depending on the actual orthodontic problem that is causing the person to sleep which interferes with the person, there are three different types of sleep aids that an orthodontist can recommend.

First, braces and aligners can be used to treat sleep apnea caused by poorly fitting teeth. These appliances slowly move the teeth from their misaligned position to a position where the teeth do not block the airway. Both braces and aligners can be used to treat sleep apnea in children and adults, and aligners provide a less uncomfortable appearance than braces.

Second, oral suppositories are sometimes used to treat obstructive sleep disorders in children. The device is fixed on the upper molars by a cemented thread or by gluing, and it has a part that connects the upper teeth. The purpose of widening the soft palate is to help widen the space in the upper jaw.

Third, a mandibular advancement splint is a custom-made splint that changes jaw alignment during sleep. This device lifts the lower jaw forward and downward. The effect of the small walk is an increase of the respiratory and respiratory and respiratory and reduced symptoms of Apnea

When a medical professional finds that a dental appliance for sleep apnea is appropriate, the appliance has many advantages over a CPAP machine. Compared to braces, braces, aligners, fast palate expansion, and mandibular advancement splints are small, invisible, and quiet. Sometimes they need to use a CPAP machine, but in some cases, a dental sleep machine can eliminate the need for a CPAP machine.

Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South will be able to help you determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you. Contact us now.

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